Jeannine E Relly
- Associate Professor, Journalism
- Associate Professor, School of Government and Public Policy
Dr. Jeannine Relly's research focuses on global influences on news media systems, government information policy, press-state relations, democratic institutions, freedom of expression and access to information in countries in conflict and political transition. She also has a line of research focused on formal and informal institutions related to the policy issue of public corruption.
Dr. Relly holds a courtesy appointment with the School of Government and Public Policy and is an affiliated faculty member with the university's Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and Center for Border and Global Journalism. She also is the outgoing head of the International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She is a former research fellow of The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and has served on the advisory board of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute at The University of Arizona. Dr. Relly received a Fulbright-Nehru grant to conduct research for five months in India (2016-2017).
In the School of Journalism, Dr. Relly coordinated diversity and inclusiveness initiatives for more than five years. She also coordinated the School's Honors program.
Before joining the faculty, Dr. Relly worked for more than a dozen years as a journalist reporting in a number states, the Caribbean and the Mexico-U.S. borderlands.
- Ph.D. Public administration and policy
- Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States
- The global diffusion of access to information laws in developing countries: A contextual interpretation
- M.A. Journalism
- The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States
- B.S. Human nutrition
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (known as Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
- Associate Professor, The University of Arizona (2015 - Ongoing)
- Assistant Professor, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (2009 - 2015)
- Assistant Professor of Practice, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (2004 - 2009)
- Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Award to conduct research in India
- J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Fulbright Commission/ the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and the United States-India Educational Foundation, Fall 2016
- Research Fellowship
- The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy to conduct research titled, "Transnational and domestic policy networks and institutional change: A study of the collective action responses to violence against journalists in Mexico.", Fall 2013
- Award for Collaboration and Inovation
- The University of Arizona Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, Summer 2013
- Best Journalism Research Paper Award
- African Journalism Studies (formerly Ecquid Novi African Journalism Studies), Summer 2013
- Top Paper Award
- International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Summer 2013
- Emerging Scholars Program Grant
- Association for Education in Journalismand Mass Communication toward research (co-investigator) titled, “SilencingMexico: A study of influences on journalists covering northern Mexico”, Winter 2012
- Inaugural Teaching Grant (co-awardee)
- Newspaper Division of the Association forEducation in Journalism and Mass Communication, Summer 2011
- Robert L. Stevenson Top Faculty Paper Award
- International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism andMass Communication annual conference in Denver, Colorado, Summer 2010
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Master's ReportJOUR 909 (Spring 2019)
Media & TerrorismJOUR 402 (Spring 2019)
Media & TerrorismJOUR 502 (Spring 2019)
Survey of Research MthdsJOUR 589 (Spring 2019)
ThesisJOUR 910 (Spring 2019)
Independent StudyJOUR 599 (Fall 2018)
Jour Theory & PracticeJOUR 508 (Fall 2018)
Master's ReportJOUR 909 (Fall 2018)
Media & TerrorismJOUR 402 (Fall 2018)
Media & TerrorismJOUR 502 (Fall 2018)
ThesisJOUR 910 (Fall 2018)
Independent StudyJOUR 599 (Summer I 2018)
Independent StudyJOUR 599 (Spring 2018)
Master's ReportJOUR 909 (Spring 2018)
Media & TerrorismJOUR 402 (Spring 2018)
Media & TerrorismJOUR 502 (Spring 2018)
Survey of Research MthdsJOUR 589 (Spring 2018)
ThesisJOUR 910 (Spring 2018)
Independent StudyJOUR 599 (Fall 2017)
Jour Theory & PracticeJOUR 508 (Fall 2017)
Master's ReportJOUR 909 (Fall 2017)
Media & TerrorismJOUR 402 (Fall 2017)
Media & TerrorismJOUR 502 (Fall 2017)
ThesisJOUR 910 (Fall 2017)
Independent StudyJOUR 599 (Summer I 2017)
Reporting the NewsJOUR 205 (Spring 2017)
Survey of Research MthdsJOUR 589 (Spring 2017)
- Relly, J. E., & Gonzalez de Bustamante, C. (2017). Global and domestic networks advancing prospects for institutional and social change: The collective action response to violence against journalists.. Journalism and Communication Monographs: Sage.More infoCo-author assisted with interviews and reading the revisions of the manuscript with line edits.Monograph included commentaries from four experts in political science, communication and journalism studies: Kathleen Staudt, Rune Ottosen, Sallie Hughes, and Silvio Waisbord.
- Relly, J. E., & Gonzalez de Bustamante, C. (2017). Global violence against journalists: The power of impunity and emerging initiatives to evoke social change. In The Routledge Companion to Media & Human Rights.
- Gonzalez de Bustamante, C., & Relly, J. E. (2016). Use of social media along the northern border in violent times. In Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies. Routledge.
- Relly, J. E., & Gonzalez de Bustamante, C. (2016). Periodistas en peligro: un studio de influencias sobre periodistas en el norte de Mexico.. In Medios de comunicación, poder y violencia en las regiones de México. Universidad Veracruzana.More infoColleague did fieldwork with lead author and edited every version. This is the Spanish version of a seminal article published in a journal.
- Relly, J. E., & Sabharwal, M. (2015). Perceptions of transparency of government policymaking: A cross-national study. In Public Administration.
- Relly, J. E. (2011). Corruption, secrecy, and access-to-information legislation in Africa: A cross-national study of political institutions.. In Research in Social Problems and Public Policy – Government Secrecy(pp 325-352). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
- Relly, J. E. (2011). Institutions of information access and constraint: The cases of China and India. In E-Governance and cross- boundary collaboration: Innovations and advancing tools(pp 247-269). Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.
- Relly, J. E. (2010). A comparative study of E-government and political indicators in developing nations with and without access-to-information laws. In Comparative E-Government: An examination of E-Government across countries(pp 525-542). New York: Springer.
- Gonzalez de Bustamante, C., & Relly, J. E. (2016). The practice and study of journalism in zones of violence in Latin America: Mexico, a case study. Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, 5(1), 55-73.
- Relly, J. E., & Schwalbe, C. (2016). How business lobby networks shaped the U.S. Freedom of Information Act: An examination of 60 years of Congressional testimony. Government Information Quarterly, 33(3), 404-416.More infoColleague worked on careful editing and questions throughout the submission and revision process. Also assisted with validating data. Colleague did entire conversion of extensive reference list from 60 years of Congressional testimony.
- Relly, J. E., & Zanger, M. (2016). The enigma of news media development with multi-pronged "capture": The Afghanistan case. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism., attached(waiting for hard copy publication / online to date), 1-23.More infoMy colleague worked with me on the study design and with funding for our research assistant who conducted fieldwork in Afghanistan in Dari and Pashto, along with the translation and transcription. She also helped to edit every version from conference paper to blind review and revisions.AbstractThis qualitative study of influences on a purposive sample of Afghan journalists was carried out in the year after the US military mission was declared over. After more than a hundred million dollars of Western government funding had been invested in development of liberal democratic journalism, the study found the paradox of news media ‘capture’. We conceptualize this phenomenon further into political, bureaucratic, foreign-donor, and violent-actor capture. The study concludes that in countries with heavy foreign intervention, where imported journalism values are layered upon previous and continued institutional arrangements and where violence and instability continue unabated, news media work is prone to ‘capture’ by a variety of actors outside media organizations. We suggest that future research could refine a typology with six distinct forms of capture – economic, political, cultural, legal, bureaucratic, and societal.
- Relly, J. E., Zanger, M., & Fahmy, S. (2015). Democratic norms and forces of gatekeeping: A study of influences on Iraqi journalists’ attitudes toward government information access. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.
- Relly, J. E., Zanger, M., & Fahmy, S. (2015). News media in a fragile state: Journalists’ perceptions of professional ethics in post-Ba'athist Iraq. Mass Communication and Society.
- Gonzalez de Bustamante, C., & Relly, J. (2014). Journalism in times of violence: Social media use by U.S. and Mexican journalists working in northern Mexico. Digital Journalism.
- Relly, J. E., Zanger, M., & Shahira, F. (2014). Professional role perceptions among Iraqi Kurdish journalists from a “state within a state. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism.
- Relly, J. E., Relly, J. E., Gonzalez de Busamante, C., & Gonzalez de Busamante, C. (2014). Silencing Mexico: A study of influences on journalists in the northern border states. International Journal of Press/Politics, 19(1), 108-131.
- Relly, J. E. (2012). Examining a model of vertical accountability: A cross-national study of the influence of information access on control of corruption. Government Information Quarterly, 29(3), 335-345.
- Relly, J. E. (2012). Freedom of information laws and global diffusion: Testing Rogers's model. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 89(3), 431-457.
- Relly, J. E. (2012). News media constraints and freedom of information legislation in developing countries. International Communication Research Journal.More info;Your Role: Author;Full Citation: Relly, J.E. (2012). News media constraints and freedom of information legislation in developing countries. International Communication Research Journal, 47(1-2), 2-25.;
- Relly, J. E., & Schwalbe, C. (2013). Watchdog journalism: India's three largest English-language newspapers and the Right to Information Act. Asian Journal of Communication, 23(3), 284-301.More infoColleague assisted in reviewing study design, coding, and a short passage in the literature review. Colleague also edited every revision and good questions.
- Fahmy, S., Relly, J., & Wanta, W. (2010). . President’s power to frame stem cell views limited. Newspaper Research Journal, 31(3), 62-74.
- Relly, J. E., & David, C. (2010). A comparison of political, cultural, and economic indicators of access to information in Arab and non-Arab states. Government Information Quarterly, 27(4), 360-370.
- Relly, J. E., & Sabharwal, M. (2009). Perceptions of transparency of government policymaking: A cross-national study. Government Information Quarterly, 26(1), 148-157.More infoThe article was listed among Government Information Quarterly’s most cited articles since 2009 on the journal’s website.